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Sandiganbayan

Sandiganbayan
Peoples Advocate

Seal of the Sandiganbayan
Country Philippines
Location Quezon City
Composition method Presidential appointment from the short-list submitted by the Judicial and Bar Council
Authorized by Constitution of the Philippines
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
the Philippines

The Sandiganbayan (Tagalog; glossed as "people's advocate") is a special appellate collegial court in the Philippines. The special court was established by Presidential Decree No. 1486, as subsequently modified by Presidential Decree No. 1606 and by Republic Acts numbered 7975 and 8249.[1][2][3][4] It is equal in rank to the Court of Appeals, and consists of fourteen Associate Justices and one Presiding Justice.[5]

The Sandiganbayan is housed in the Centennial Building, Commonwealth Avenue, National Government Center, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila.

Incumbent Justices

Name of Sandiganbayan Justices Position Date of Appointment Date of Birth Date of Retirement
Hon. Amparo M. Cabotaje-Tang October 7, 2013 as Presiding Justice June 11, 2012 as Associate Justice November 8, 1954 November 8, 2024
Hon. Roland B. Jurado Associate Justice October 3, 2003 January 31, 1953 January 31, 2023
Hon. Efren N. de la Cruz Associate Justice October 10, 2003 June 18, 1954 June 18, 2024
Hon. Teresita V. Díaz-Baldos Associate Justice October 17, 2003 July 22, 1946 July 22, 2016
Hon. José R. Hernández Associate Justice March 9, 2004 November 22, 1946 November 22, 2016
Hon. Rodolfo A. Ponferrada Associate Justice August 23, 2004 September 13, 1947 September 13, 2017
Hon. Alexander G. Gesmundo Associate Justice October 15, 2005 November 6, 1956 November 6, 2026
Hon. Samuel R. Mártires Associate Justice May 10, 2006 January 2, 1949 January 2, 2019
Hon. Napoleón E. Inoturan Associate Justice April 4, 2008 July 27, 1948 July 27, 2018
Hon. Alex L. Quiroz Associate Justice December 11, 2008 May 27, 1957 May 27, 2027
Hon. María Cristina J. Cornejo Associate Justice May 1, 2010 December 13, 1950 December 13, 2020
Hon. Rafael R. Lagos Associate Justice December 9, 2010 December 22, 1954 December 22, 2024
Hon. Oscar C. Herrera, Jr. Associate Justice April 26, 2011 May 23, 1954 May 23, 2024
Hon. Ma. Theresa C. Gómez-Estoesta Associate Justice June 20, 2014 March 17, 1967 March 17, 2037
Vacant Associate Justice

Former Presiding Justices

No. Name of Sandiganbayan Former Presiding Justices
1 Manuel R. Pamaran 1978-1986
2 Francis E. Garchitorena 1986-2002
3 Minita V. Chico-Nazario 2002-February 10, 2004
4 Teresita J. Leonardo-de Castro December 15, 2004-December 3, 2007
5 Diosdado M. Peralta March 28, 2008,-January 14, 2009
6 María Cristina Cortez-Estrada January 14, 2009 - February 27, 2010
7 Norberto Y. Geraldez February 28, 2010 - April 4, 2010
8 Edilberto G. Sandoval April 5, 2010 - October 4, 2011
9 Francisco H. Villaruz, Jr. October 5, 2011 - June 8, 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 1486 : CREATING A SPECIAL COURT TO BE KNOWN AS "SANDIGANBAYAN" AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, June 11, 1978.
  2. ^ PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 1606 : December 10, 1978 : REVISING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1486 CREATING A SPECIAL COURT TO BE KNOWN AS "SANDIGANBAYAN" AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
  3. ^ REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7975 : AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN THE FUNCTIONAL AND STRUCTURAL ORGANIZATION OF THE SANDIGANBAYAN, AMENDING FOR THAT PURPOSE PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1606, AS AMENDED, March 30, 1995.
  4. ^ Republic Act No. 8249 : AN ACT FURTHER DEFINING THE JURISDICTION OF THE SANDIGANBAYAN, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1606, AS AMENDED, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES., February 5, 1997.
  5. ^ PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1606, as amended by R.A. NO. 7975* and R.A. NO. 8249*
  • About the Sandiganbayan

External links

  • Sandiganbayan – Official Website
  • Sandiganbayan – Chan Robles Virtual Law Library – Information on the Sandiganbayan
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